Filching code not evil for Google
This interesting dust-up between Chinese search-engine Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) and Chinese wannabe Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) ought to be interesting to shareholders for a couple of reasons. The first is that Big Goo felt it necessary to kowtow to avoid a scandal surrounding its reported use of some Sohu code for typing in Chinese. (Google admits to "leveraging some non-Google database resources," which is, I'm sure, the non-evil way of admitting you copied someone else's work in order to try and make a few bucks.)
More important, I think, to investors is the irony that Google is continually described as such a major innovator at all -- a situation thrown into relief by this latest snafu...